2013 Dakar Pre-Event Discussion

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    A little sad to see no Aprilias in the Dakar this year. I thought they were doing a multi-year effort, but I guess they bagged it.
  2. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Yeah, Giofil dwindled to Chaleco and Duclos and then just dried up completely. Seems there is little privateer interest either.
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    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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  4. dragonrcr

    dragonrcr Adrenal Gland Eater

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    I'm using it now, its not bad, and have seen no ads at all, and posting fine, but its slow responding, gonna try tapatalk, and see the difference. I'll give my thoughts/comparison after trying it. Again thanks!
  5. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Am anticipating a "Live" F5 Thread when I come back in 7.5 hours! :clap

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  6. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Almost there...

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  7. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Bikes and quads begin the 250 km liaison at 7:50 and then the 13 km special at 11:40. :pynd:happay:p3rry:cob
  8. dragonrcr

    dragonrcr Adrenal Gland Eater

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    Although the response is much quicker, and its pretty easy to use (tapatalk) i think i prefer the ADV app, It is not as responsive (a little slower responding to the touch keyboard), it is setup just like the actual ADV webpage, and i think i prefer it because im familiar with the setup and layout. Keep in mind i am a developer and i am kind of picky about how my app's function, and how they are laid out.
  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ...Don't get antsy guys...

    the f5ire in the hole juju is powerful stuff... :eek1 you don't want to set it off prematurely :lol3
  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    THIS ^^^ Could be the single biggest advantage the rookie caselli has at his disposal (aside from his obvious copious amounts of raw natural riding talent). Having Marc Come around to explain all the checkin, check out control/rally procedure, when to do this, not to do that etc. as well as regular riding tactics, navigation trips, landmines and pitfalls (like what would you give ti have MC go through the RB with you of a night... access to the KTM global earth resource and his collection of coloured highlighter marker pens ?! :lol3)

    I can imagine that Marc will take his mentor role very seriously - much like he had Jordi Arcarons who mentored for him in his early career at KTM - a responsibility that many underestimate just HOW much help a good team manager/mentor on the Dakar can be... if the very top is where you want/need to be.

    This just reinforces the high opinion that I have (almost) always held for Marc... kudos! :clapAnd good luck to both Kurt and Marc on this Dakar! :thumb
  11. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Over here in the UK it's now 8am on 5 January - so in my book it's the first day of the Dakar.

    Can I wish ALL competitors, no matter where they are from, on 2 wheels or 4 (or even 6), a safe event :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  12. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Note also the 3 min intervals for the top ten - much more emphasis on navigation at the top end :evil

    11 - 20 1 minute and thereafter 30 secs in 1's or even 2's - it's going to be pretty tough to pull a lot of time but I still think the quick boys won't be too fussed today, they will be happy to see some navigation rookies go off at 3 min intervals :clap
  13. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Is Coma staying with the Bivouac, or was he just there for the pre race festivities?

    Like the song Troy :clap:rofl
  14. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    The article doesn't state it as such, but my impression was that Marc will stay on for the race... He lives for the Dakar, and I am sure that KTM would see the advantage of having him enlisted in a Team manager role (all access) in the situation where he is not competing... but CAN be of a big help to Caselli's rookie ride...
  15. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    I would suggest you are right there Flood, HRC will very probably be taking instructions from Philipe/his Family as they do not really have the position now to comment on such things, especially if they are not perfect and as he has been in hospital a month now we can assume there are issues of sorts?
    Plus as harsh as it sounds they have not been in the position to be focussing on the public side of this over the last couple of weeks, or the next couple;
    but I'm sure that doesn't mean that it's being ignored :thumb
  16. too old

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    Yes, having a road book buddy will be a massive help for Caselli :freaky
  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I can't find anything about pillion passengers in the (new) ASO rules... or maybe they are going to throw a sidecar on the 450 RR... :rofl
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    That's one expensive and over-qualified secretary.
    Although, he already has his non-refundable ticket and food stamps. :wink:
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    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Doyle tweeted about wondering which competitors were lying awake looking at the ceiling. Goes for F5ers too.
  20. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Morning all, time is near now, I've my tabs and apps launched, good luck to all competitors and let's have another great race!
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